Factory Authorized Oregon Carrier Dealer

Carrier-AC-Furnace_FADHere at Loren’s Heating and Air, we feel that when it comes to indoor comfort, you and your family deserve only the best! We know that a quality heating & cooling system isn’t enough – you need a system that provides value as well as comfort. That’s why we offer Carrier products. With Carrier, you will get the highest quality and maximum value. Carrier offers a variety of products for you to choose from, so you can find a solution that’s right for your needs:

– Infinity Series
– Performance Series
– Comfort Series

As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, we are able to provide you with the very best heating and cooling systems available. If it’s time for you to upgrade your system, contact us today!

Loren’s Offers the Highest Level of Service Quality

Lorens_heatingair_vanWe’ve been providing heating and cooling service to the residents of Salem and surrounding areas since 1973, and are looking forward to assisting you with your HVAC needs. Whether you’re a commercial or residential customer needing service, maintenance, repair, or installation of a new system, we have the solution. We offer many products to help boost your indoor comfort and efficiency, such as heating and cooling systems, indoor air quality products, and thermostats. We’re able to respond quickly to service requests because our fleet is radio dispatched, and our technicians are experts in the field. If you’re interested in having your heating system replaced, learning more about our installation services, financing options, equipment servicing or repairs, call the professionals at Loren’s Heating and Air! One of our very knowledgeable team members will be standing by to assist you – contact us today!

Air Conditioner Efficiency Ratings

In 2006, the Federal Government made it mandatory for all central air conditioning systems to have a minimum SEER of 13. SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, is a measure of the cooling system’s performance. On the highest end of performance, cooling units are rated as high 23 for SEER. As with anything, the better performance, the higher the cost. For a system with moderate to good efficiency, you should look for a model with a SEER rating of between 14 and 18. The EER, or the Energy Efficiency Rating, provides an indication of the cooling capacity of the system that you’ve had installed. The higher the EER number, the better the system’s cooling capacity.

Different Types of Air Conditioner Refrigerant

If you have an air conditioning system that requires the old type of refrigerant, R-22, your system is still usable but only reclaimed or recycled R-22 can be used to service your air conditioner. R410-A is now the required standards for newer systems, and has less environmental impact relative to older refrigerant. Eventually you will need to replace your air conditioner with one that uses R410-A, or have it modified so that it can use R410-A. The type of refrigerant your AC uses is only one of many reasons to consider upgrading, and if your existing unit is outdated, now might be a good time to look into having it replaced to boost energy efficiency, lessen environmental impact, and make sure you are operating a safe system. Not only will an upgraded cooling system make it easier to have your unit serviced, it’ll save you money on your annual cooling costs. Here at Loren’s in Salem, Oregon, we offer the highest quality air conditioner replacement services.

Why Should I Get a New HVAC System?

It can often be difficult for homeowners and business owners to discern if it’s time to upgrade their heating and cooling system. The team at Loren’s Heating and Air will come along side you and assist you in this process. We want you to understand the pros and cons of continuing to repair and maintain your current system versus upgrading and making the investment in a new system. Some of the most important things to consider are increased energy efficiency, updated components, rebates and incentives, and more effective heating and cooling.

How is Furnace Efficiency Measured?

Furnace energy efficiency is calculated with the AFUE, or the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating. The AFUE is a rating that compares how much heat a furnace will produce relative to the amount of energy necessary to produce the heat. If a furnace is rated at 85 percent AFUE, it means 15 percent of the energy used is lost and 85 percent actually becomes heat for your home or business.

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Contact Us Today!

lisc-techsHere at Loren’s Heating and Air, we want you to be able to contact us for all of your heating and cooling needs. We feel you should be comfortable in your home or business all year long, regardless of unexpected weather patterns or humidity fluctuations. We are committed to meeting you where you’re at, whether you need us to maintain your current system, repair your system to bring it up to its optimum operating capacity again, or to help you find the right upgrade to replace your old and inefficient heating and cooling system. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule service for your HVAC system.